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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 8, 2021 IMPORTANT UPDATE: SNAP Replacement Benefits Deadline Extended to April 14, Additional Districts Covered  HONOLULU — The Department of Human Services (DHS), in coordination with the Hawai’i Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA), is announcing an important update to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Replacement Benefit deadline. Due to recent flooding and ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 6, 2021 2021 Special Enrollment Period for Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage Extended to August 15  Joint Press Release from: Cathy Betts – Director, Department of Human Services and Colin M. Hayashida – Insurance Commissioner, Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs HONOLULU — Hawai‘i residents are encouraged to take advantage of new ...
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MEDIA ADVISORY February 12, 2021 Med-QUEST is pleased to share this important update and press release… President Biden’s Executive Order that provides a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for the Health Insurance Marketplace which begins on February 15, 2021, and continues through May 15, 2021. This SEP on Healthcare.Gov is being offered in response to the ...
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SNAP Allotments Issued During Covid-19 Pandemic Questions & Answers   1. What is Emergency SNAP Supplement? Section 2302(a)(1) of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020, allows States to request COVID-19 emergency allotments (EA) “for households participating in SNAP to address temporary food needs during the pandemic.” The State must support its request with ...
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Reports Due 2021 Legislature

Posted on Jan 13, 2021 in Main

Child Care Grant Program BESSD Interim Assistance Reimbursement Special Fund Report HI Youth Commission Annual Report Administrative Accounts Emergency Department Pilot and Medical Respite Pilot Programs Kal’s Law (Earned Income Disregard Program) East Hawaii Child Welfare Services Pilot Program Visitation Centers at State Correctional Facilities and Jails Office of Youth Services and  Hawaii Youth Correctional ...
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Track COVID-19 CARES Act funds on the Hawaii Data Collaborative website. For CARES Act funds for the Department of Human Services (DHS), click here. When you get to the web page scroll to the bottom and you will see the breakdown of CARES Act funds to DHS. Hover over the award amounts for more information ...
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The Department of Human Services (DHS) is pleased to share that last week the testing was completed, and Hawaiʻi Walmart stores received approval from the Food and Nutrition Service under the U. S. Department of Agriculture to enable the Online Express Grocery Program for Hawaii’s SNAP recipients. This program will enable kupuna (seniors), those with ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 26, 2020 STATE WARNS OF TEXT SCAM TARGETING SNAP RECIPIENTS HONOLULU — The Hawai’i Department of Human Services (DHS) is warning Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients and the general public, after receiving a report from the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) of possible SNAP Fraud attempts: Be aware of ...
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